A year after the founding of the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy it became clear to the organization’s leaders that a newsletter was needed to spread the word to its membership, which was then nearing 100 people. Because the loss of healthy wildlife habitats is the greatest threat to wildlife worldwide and especially in Loudoun County, consistently one of the country’s fastest growing counties, the word “habitat” was needed in the title. And so the Habitat Herald was born in the spring of 1996.
In the early days, before the Internet, the Habitat Herald was the principal means to get the word out to the membership and public at large. Email and social media have expanded the outreach of the Conservancy, but the newsletter remains a critical part of informing the people of Loudoun about the important topics concerning its land and wildlife.
The newsletter is published four times a year and is mailed to members free of charge. Copies are also available at various locations throughout the county.
Using the links below, you can download complete versions of the Habitat Herald going back to the first issue in 1996 or read many of the articles online.